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Q&A with Nick Poore

Poore getting his third win for the Knights.

Poore getting his third win for the Knights.

July 12, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College sophomore Nick Poore is playing in his native New Hampshire for the Nashua Silver Knights in the Future Collegiate Baseball League. The left-handed pitcher, who mostly came out of the bullpen in his first season with the Eagles, is 3-1 as a starter with a 2.15 ERA with 27 strikeouts and only nine walks.

On Wednesday night, Poore tallied his third win as the Knight defeated the Seacoast Mavericks, 10-1, to bring their first-place record to 22-6. The southpaw pitched six scoreless innings, allowed just one walk and two hits while striking out six.

Q: During the 2012 season, you mostly came out of the bullpen in relief. You are starting in Nashua. Do you like the change in role? How do you like being a starter?
A: I definitely like being a starter more than coming out of the bullpen, because I feel it is less strenuous on my arm. Instead of pitching two or three times a week, I'm only pitching once. It also allows me to go to work out more often because I can plan around the day of my start. Lastly, it feels more comfortable because I was always a starter until my freshman year at BC.

Q: After a full year in Chestnut Hill, you are back in your hometown of Salem. How do you like living back at home for the summer and playing baseball close by?
A: It is nice living at home with my family. Playing close to home also allows them to come watch me when I pitch.

Q: What can you tell us about Chris Shaw, who is also playing for the Silver Knights, and will be an Eagle next year?
A: Chris Shaw is an outstanding player and an even better teammate. He's a nice guy and very easy to get along with. When I'm pitching, I feel comfortable knowing that I have his glove in the field and his bat in the lineup. I'm looking forward to playing alongside him again this upcoming season.

Q:Outside of baseball, what was one your moment at BC during your freshman year?
Outside of baseball, one of my favorite moments at BC was probably the Christmas party at the Stockyard. It was a great team event and I had a lot of fun.

Q: What you are looking forward to about the 2012-13 BC Eagles baseball team?
A: I am looking forward to meeting the incoming freshmen, as well as reuniting with my other teammates. I'm really excited to get back to work, compete and get better.

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